Tuesday, 11 August 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Taking good photographs is way more than just having a fancy camera.. sometimes people forget that. You need to have that special talent of being able to capture a scene, frame it and shoot it and bring across an emotion through your photography. Understanding your subject and your camera are two big parts of getting a great shot (oh, don't forget styling, it's crucial!).
Earlier this year while Jennifer Young was in Singapore, she taught a Bloesem master class on understanding your DSLR. An introduction to everything you need to know about your camera and the rules to photography.. Since then, we've definitely been practising our skills (hopefully we're improving) but it got us thinking about Jennifer's photography again. It's the kind of images that gives you the feels, if you know what we mean.. and tells a story. Well, "a picture speaks a thousand words" definitely encapsulates Jennifer's photography..
She shoots lifestyle, portraits, food, travel.. we're blown away.
Monday, 7 April 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Please meet some of our creative neighbors ... The Choo Family!
Singapore photographer Franz (who we first introduced to you here) visited their wonderful home right opposite the Bloesem Creative Space. The great thing about the Tiong Bahru estate is that we are around all these other talents, we just love the atmosphere here. It's always a delight bumping into Pern, Innika and the most adorable Eadie Bo, while we are out in the neighbourhood grabbing supplies or lunch. They are such a sweet family!
Franz and his team, Melody, Hosanna and Gil are always looking for nice houses Singapore so feel free to drop them a line if you have any sugestions.
Email: [email protected]
..The Choo Family
Friday, 28 February 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Next week this lady will be having a solo exhibition in the Temporium, (along Dunlop Street). Titled "Alone in the Universe", it's a must see if you are lucky enough to be in Singapore during that week. Rebecca Toh is the same lovely photographer who took the beautiful shots of the Bloesem Creative Space last week. It will be going on from the 28th of February till the 8th of March. It will also be your last chance to visit the Temporium as the pop-up store will be closing it's doors as well.
If you loved the photos she took of our space, you are going to love her other work. They all have that same quality we can't quite name or put our finger on but we know what we like and we definitely love her work.
-- All images by Rebecca Toh --
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Today we are shining the spotlight on Dutch photographer, Masha Bakker Matijevic. Her website is best described as a feast for the eyes. With her works (we love the wide range of different kinds of photography she does, you will not be bored) on full display there, we spent a good amount of time looking through them all.
One photographer, 3 Dutch designers and some food ... what else can you ask for today?
We are so happy that we have been introduced to 3 new Dutch designers, Studio Els van't Klooster and New Found Treasures ( Klass Kuiken and Dieter Volkers), through Masha's photography and her website. This is just the first step, they have now caught our eye and so the search is on to find out more about them. Hopefully we will be featuring their works more in the near future!
The blanket from Studio Els van't Klooster looks absolutely plush, I mean even the dog is snuggling up in it! I don't own a dog so I don't know if they usually use blankets, but that dog looks awfully comfy. The graphic print on the blanket in those soft tones... two thumbs up.
Designers Klaas Kuiken and Dieter Volkers' collection of hanging home accessories, including this mirror are true conversation starters. A twist on the ol' mirror, an essential piece in every home.
Masha's photography for Designers:
Studio Els van't Klooster
New Found Treasures
And her food photography for : Chef Sugar Hill
.. Masha Bakker
Monday, 18 November 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Today we are very happy to be sharing images from the ladies behind Getyourkickson (again!). It is a home tour in the Netherlands from the founder of Designlemonade. Jessica Peters' home has a very homely and comfortable vibe with its soft colors and wooden furniture. I like how the space is not overly perfect, like the metal drawers. I love how they are not all of the same color and the ones that havent been painted white show that they have been used previously.
One interior design tip I have picked up from Jessica's beautiful abode is playing with new and old pieces. Each room of her house has one piece that looks like it has a history (like the wooden table in her bathroom) which is what gives her home that comfy, cosy vibe. A place you would really want to live in rather than just like a picture of.
I think my favorite piece is still the cabinet with the metal drawers. I love how imperfect the entire piece is. Ironically, it is perfect paired with the pastel green lamp and all the cute little knick knacks.
Don't you just want to go on the hunt for some good vintage pieces at a flea market or thrift store?It's amazing how one piece of furniture can change an entire space. ~ Zara S.
All images by Anke Leunisse and styling by Kim de Groot
Thank you Anke and Kim
.. Get Your Kicks On
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 by Irene Hoofs
IntSight ... a company from Barcelona in Spain I would hire if I needed some guidance in interior ideas for a new project ... their portfolio is a feast for the eye. It was chök, the chocolate kitchen that I spotted over at Blog Milk and wanted me to know a bit more about the people who designed this new chocolate kitchen in Barcelona. ... but I couldn't find much about the creatives behind IntSight other then they say they like to inspire, create concepts, develop ideas and define spaces ...
perhaps we should leave it with that and just enjoy the images ... a selection of different prjects!
Of course I wouldn't be so drawn to their work if it wasn't for the impaccable photography by Mireia Rodriguez.